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The almond tree, botanical name Prunus dulcis, belongs to the Rosaceae family. Its beautiful white-pink flowers, a symbol of purity, are the first to appear on fruit trees at the end of winter. The pulp of the fruit is thin, hard and dry and for this the fruit is not consumed; within this unattractive fruit, however, there is the hazelnut, the almond, from which a very nourishing and soothing oil is obtained by cold pressing. Sweet almond oil has a liquid appearance, a light yellow color and a delicate smell; despite being a fatty oil, it is quickly absorbed on the skin.
- Protein (g)
- Carbohydrates, (g)
- 50Fat (g)
- Calories (KCal)
- 5Saturated (g)
- 31.6Monounsaturated (g)
- 15Polyunsaturated (g)
- 0Omega 3 (g)
- 12.6Omega 6 (g)
- 39.2Vitamin E (mg)
- 7.0Vitamin K (mg)
- 0Iron (mg)
- 62-86Oleic acid (%)
- 20-30Linoleic acid (%)
- 4-9Palmitic acid (%)
- 3Stearic acid (%)
- 0.4A-linolenic acid (%)
- 0.6Palmitoleic acid (%)
- 0.2Arachidic acid (%)
Sweet almond oil has been used since ancient times, when Egyptian high society used it to prepare massage ointments combining oil with honey, cinnamon and aromatic wine; today this oil is now widely recognized and used in cosmetics for its soothing and emollient properties. Sweet almond oil is composed of about 30% of linoleic acid, about 65% of oleic acid and, for the remaining part, palmitic acid and stearic acid; the oleic acid, present in a higher percentage, is that which gives the oil of almonds emollient and elasticizing properties for the skin.
What is almond oil?
Almond oil is extracted by pressing the seeds produced by the homonymous plant (the almond tree). Almond oil Almond trees belong to the Rosaceae family and the Prunus botanical genus; for food and industrial purposes, two main species are exploited, the Prunus dulcis (sweet almond) and the Prunus amygdalus (bitter almond).
The almond oil for food use is called “sweet almond oil” (or simply almond oil) and is obtained mainly from the seeds of Prunus dulcis; other products not intended for food are instead produced with bitter almonds (also of different plants compared to P. amygdalus, such as apricot or peach). Unless otherwise specified, the term “almond oil” means sweet almond.
Almonds are oily fruits that contain up to 50% of lipids estimated on dry matter (without water). The oily extraction from almonds has a yield that averages between 40 and 60% of the total weight. Almond oil is obtained by cold pressing, since it easily rancid, especially when exposed to light and heat.
Almond oil uses
Sweet almond oil is mainly used in cosmetics and dermatology as an emollient – protective of the skin, in preparations with a moisturizing, antipruritic and anti-scalding effect. Spread on the skin, thanks to its particular acidic composition, the almond oil is very well integrated with the hydrolipidic film, preventing the evaporation of the skin water. It therefore has moisturizing properties, ideal for dry skin and – in the form of a compress to leave for about twenty minutes before shampooing – for dry hair.
Its elasticizing properties make the sweet almond oil an excellent ally against stretch marks, including gravidans; for this purpose, it must be applied – with not so curative but rather preventive purposes – on the skin of the abdomen, thighs, hips and breasts.
The unsaponifiable fraction of almond oil, with antioxidant and anti-aging properties, is modest, especially when compared to that of other oils, such as olive or avocado oil. For the same reason, sweet almond oil is not very stable and subject to relatively rapid rancidity. To fill these deficiencies, cosmetics containing almond oil are often added Vitamin E (dl-a-tocopheryl acetate), whose precious antioxidant properties are particularly valuable both for the skin and for the preservation of the product. From the very first days of life, sweet almond oil is particularly recommended as a massage oil.
Almond oil and almond butter
Easy to prepare at home, it is an excellent alternative to the best known peanut butter: you can spread it on bread, use it to prepare sweets or to cream risotto. For internal use, almond oil is sometimes recommended as a remedy for the functional constipation of the infant (1-2 teaspoons) and produces a mild laxative effect even in adults. The popular tradition recommends almond oil also for the treatment of bronchitis, cough, heartburn and kidney, bladder and biliary disorders. In the summer, almond oil should be stored in a refrigerator and stored in dark glass bottles to ensure the integrity of fats.
Other uses of almond oil
Almond oil can also be used as a wood conditioner for some musical instruments such as oboe and clarinet.
Properties and benefits of almond oil
Sweet almond oil, thanks to its versatility, is used in various dermo-cosmetic preparations as massage oils for the skin of newborns, children and the elderly, moisturizing creams and milks for sensitive, fragile and dry skin and as an emollient and nourishing after facial cleansing. Effective in preventing the onset of stretch marks during pregnancy and preventing cracking of the nipple following breastfeeding. It is useful in the treatment of very dry, frizzy, brittle hair from the sun and salt. It is a carrier suitable for aromatherapy essential oils. Applied to the skin is a safe ingredient at each use concentration.
Almond oil is the most famous vegetable oil used in natural cosmetics, for its emollient, soothing, nourishing and soothing properties for adults’ skin, but also for the delicate ones of children and newborns.
There are two varieties of the plant: sweet almonds and bitter almonds. The latter contain a glucoside (amygdalin) and an enzyme (emulsin), which are combined when crushed, wet or chewed the almond, releasing highly toxic cyanide (prussic acid).
Fatal poisoning for an adult man occurs after taking 7-5 ml of bitter almond oil with the presence of 2-4% of this acid. From the bitter almonds, which are used in liquor and pharmaceutical chemistry, an essential oil is also distilled, according to the steam method. Sweet almond oil is obtained by cold pressing of the oily seed contained within the fruit of the plant without the use of chemical solvents, and used as it is obtained, pure.
It has one of the highest percentages of unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which give the plant its well-known eudermic properties. In addition, the presence of vitamin E and B, amino acids, carbohydrates and mineral salts make it an excellent remedy to combat skin aging and contribute to cell renewal of tissues.
Dry and irritated skin
Recommended in all cases where the skin is dry and dehydrated, the sweet almond oil should be applied with a light massage, preferably after the bath (when the skin is still wet) to ensure that the molecules oil is emulsified with those of water, facilitating its absorption. The emollient and soothing action makes it very indicated in the treatment of dry and irritated skin, and to relieve itching in case of varicella measles and eczema.
Sweet almond oil is mainly known as a natural remedy against stretch marks, especially those due to pregnancy: from the 3rd month onwards it is recommended to apply it daily on the abdomen, breasts, hips and thighs until the end of breastfeeding . Thanks to its elasticizing properties, it prevents the dermis from tearing, causing unsightly cracks or streaks on the skin of pregnant women. For this reason it is also indicated during slimming diets to prevent sagging skin following weight loss.
Its nourishing action sees it protagonist also in the treatment of very dry hair, frizzy, brittle from the sun and from saltiness. A 20-30 minute wrap on dry hair, before shampooing, will restore softness to the hair. It can also be used on the beach instead of gel, to have the so-called “wet effect”; in this way the hair is protected from the action of the sun and salt.
The oil can also be mixed with some drops of essential oils, to obtain a personalized massage oil very pleasant and nourishing for the skin of the body. In this way, it also acquires the therapeutic properties of the essential oil that is used (for example, for joint pains, for massages to the muscles of athletes, etc.).
Its use is very suitable to protect the delicate and sensitive skin of babies, always exposed to redness, cracking and irritation.
Sweet almond oil is also an excellent alternative to cleansing milk, able to perfectly remove all the impurities that are deposited every day on the skin without altering in any way the natural hydrolipidic balance: a few drops on a cotton ball allow to eliminate the most stubborn make-up.
Description of the plant
It is a small tree up to 5 meters high; It has roots in a tap and stem, first straight and smooth and gray, then twisted, chapped and dark. The leaves, up to 12 centimeters long, are lanceolate and petiolate. The flowers, white or slightly pink and with a diameter up to 5 centimeters have 5 sepals, 5 petals, 40 stamens (arranged on three verticilli) and a pistil with semi-inferior ovary. Flowers usually bloom at the beginning of spring, and if the climate is mild, even between January and February.
The fruit is a drupe with a fleshy exocarp, green in color, sometimes with reddish hues, more often hairy but also hairless, and woody endocarp containing the seed or almond, from which the oil and almond milk are obtained.
Sweet almond oil is a secret of ancient beauty, it seems that even Cleopatra used it to treat and preserve its legendary skin. In the yogic culture it is an oil contemplated for internal use, to help the gastrointestinal apparatus. We see here its properties, especially for the well-being of the intestine. We all know it for moisturizing and deeply nourishing use on the skin and hair, it is widely used in massages and for cosmetic use against stretch marks for its elasticizing components; not many, however, know that sweet almond oil can also be used for internal use: it is indeed an excellent supplement to moisturize and nourish stomach and intestine.
The benefits of almond oil for the intestine
Sweet almond oil is obtained by cold pressing of sweet almonds; it is rich in vitamins B and vitamin E, unsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids and mineral salts such as zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium. Thanks to its softening action it is able to soothe the irritations of the stomach, but above all it contrasts the constipation, it disinfiamma the intestine and it hydrates it.
In this regard it can also be taken by children to promote intestinal transit in a delicate and natural way. This oil with multiple properties protects the intestine from inflammation, lubricates the loops and helps to move the fecalomas counteracting the blocks and stagnations that intoxicate the body.
In traditional Chinese medicine it responds to the Metal element: it is in fact a vector of well-being for the organs of this movement such as the large intestine and lungs and for the skin, which shows outside the condition of these internal organs: the skin in fact “Speaks” of the condition of our organism with the color of the complexion, the cleanness of the pores, its smoothness or not. It is also an excellent remedy for purifying the upper airways, in case of coughs, bronchitis, irritation of the mucous membranes.
The Indian culture provides for the administration of 2 tablespoons of sweet almond oil a day, for the general well-being of our body. Taking oil with this method does not belong to our culture and is not easy to integrate. We can therefore use oil in salads as an ordinary seasoning, or dissolve a teaspoon in a cup of milk, in this way it will be more pleasant to integrate this remedy into our diet.
It is important to always check that the sweet almond oil that we are going to buy has been designed for indoor use, therefore very pure and squeezed without the use of chemical additives.
Sweet almond oil, natural cosmetics
The sweet almond oil is obtained by cold pressing of the stone, is soothing and emollient, and useful against sunburn, stretch marks and dry skin and hair. Let’s find out all the cosmetic properties better. It also contains:
- phytosterols that improve the barrier function and the microcirculation of the skin, slowing down its aging;
- triacylglycerols with emollient and soothing properties, which help to rebuild the lipid film of the skin;
- triterpenic alcohols that protect the skin from bacteria and fungi.
In addition to cosmetics, sweet almond oil is also used for food because it seems to have laxative power; moreover it is useful to reduce inflammation of the digestive system, it helps to calm the cough and to remove the bronchial mucus. Because of its allergenic potential, it is not recommended for people with nut allergies.
Sweet almond oil is mainly used for massages on the body because in addition to having emollient and nourishing properties, it is almost odorless and is very easy to apply, as it quickly absorbs on the skin. In the massage, sweet almond oil protects the skin from dehydration, is invigorating, activates skin repair, soothes itching and irritation and helps prevent stretch marks.
It is indicated for dry and very dry skin, for fragile and delicate skin, in case of irritations, scalds and chapped skin. It is used pure or in combination with other essential oils and oils in massages or to make lotions for facial cleansing, moisturizing and nourishing creams. For burns and burns, an oil prepared with ten milliliters of sweet almond oil can be applied to the area to be treated, to which ten drops of essential lavender oil have been added.
To prevent stretch marks, pure sweet almond oil is used or combined with Tangerine essential oil and shea butter previously dissolved in a bain-marie. Although it is recommended as a massage oil to be used during pregnancy, some experts say that the continued application of sweet almond oil during pregnancy could cause peanut allergies in children; therefore it is preferable to alternate the application of almond oil with that of other vegetable oils or vegetable food.
Sweet almond oil for hair care
In addition to the skin, sweet almond oil is also useful for hair care. It prevents hair dehydration and its emollient properties, revitalizes and restores strength and brightness to damaged hair. It also helps reduce dandruff.
It is recommended for dry, brittle, frizzy and colored hair and is used in both shampoos and conditioners and hair masks. For an intensive treatment for very dry hair, just massage the sweet almond oil on the whole hair, wrap it in a warm towel and leave on for a few hours to a night; after the exposure time, proceed with the normal shampoo.
In addition to being used pure, sweet almond oil can be used in synergy with other essential oils and oils:
- to restore brightness to the hair is associated with plant ceramides, castor oil and the essential oil of ylang-ylang;
- to strengthen the hair is used together with coconut oil, shea butter and Mango butter;
- for brittle hair and nails, just mix the sweet almond oil with borage vegetable oil and lemon essential oil.
Sweet almond oil is easily available both in herbal medicine and in supermarkets and has a very low cost. It is considered a stable oil but rancid quite quickly, so it is preferable to consume it within a couple of months of opening or, alternatively, keep it in the refrigerator.
Jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, shea butter: here are the right products to feed curly and dry tips, rubbing a few drops between hands, so as to warm them, and distributing them with a gentle massage in the morning. If it’s cold, do not forget scarves, scarves, headphones to cover the hair too. Maximum attention to those who use the helmet: never loose, a beautiful braid is ideal to avoid drastic knots!
Miscellaneous uses of almond oil
Sweet almond oil with its emollient, moisturizing, soothing and elasticizing properties is suitable for all skin types and has always been used by all for the silky and velvety effect it leaves on the body. Since it is a natural product, it is also suitable during pregnancy to prevent stretch marks and make the skin super elastic, perfect even for those with extremely dry facial skin and want to prevent wrinkles.
Almond oil is obtained by squeezing almond seeds and is recognized by its pale yellow color and clarity. Since ancient times it has been used on the skin for its extreme compatibility with the hydrolipidic film. It has a series of properties beneficial for the skin, first of all the moisturizing and nourishing, as well as the emollient and elasticizing. Due to its consistency it is also perfect as a massage oil since the first years of life, since it reduces inflammation, irritation and itching. But now, let’s go in order and begin to see which are, one by one, the numerous uses of sweet almond oil.
1. To moisturize hands and nails
The hands are very often exposed to a thousand “bad weather” such as detergents for the care of the house or the cold that makes them irritated and highly chapped and consequently not really pleasing to the eye and touch. As a remedy, every night before going to sleep it can be really useful to massage them with almond oil which also helps to prevent blemishes and skin aging.
On the other hand, when you want to make a perfect homemade manicure and strengthen your nails, it is excellent to massage on the cuticles! By adding a few drops of lemon essential to a teaspoon of almond oil, you will obtain a whitening effect against yellow nails.
2. To make a DIY scrub
Great even if you are looking for the perfect scrub without spending a fortune! In fact, mixing four tablespoons of sweet almond oil with two tablespoons of brown sugar will get a scrub suitable for both face and body, to be massaged on wet skin once or twice a week.
3. As a delicate make-up remover
When you have a bold make-up to remove, massage it gently on dry skin first, then create an emulsion with water. The makeup will come off in a moment and the skin will be soft and hydrated. If you have oily or tendentially acneic skin, we advise you to limit the oils only to some occasions and prefer a non-comedogenic product every day.
4. To protect and discipline the hair
As we said, it is also excellent for hair care. In summer it is especially useful to apply on the lengths to protect your hair from the sun’s rays. Apply it to slightly damp hair, insisting on lengths and ends.
5. In the shower for a silky skin
When you take a shower after rinsing, apply a walnut-size amount of almond oil on the palm of your hand and massage well on the still wet skin. At this point, rinse quickly and then dry gently by dabbing!
6. Against erythema and irritations
Since one of the main properties of almond oil is that emollient, apply it on sunburn or on eczema and rash helps in particular to relieve itching and redness. In short, it is truly a versatile and miraculous product. Also for this reason it is excellent after being shaved to calm the skin irritated by tearing.
7. In pregnancy against stretch marks
Apply it after the shower especially on the stomach, which after turns out really incredibly velvety. Of course we are not talking about a product capable of performing miracles, but if applied consistently, it makes the skin much more elastic as well as nourished and soft.
Almond oil: Lady Gaga’s go-to beauty product
Almond oil is a natural and gentle oil that both the skin and the hair like. Especially those who have sensitive skin and react to classic beauty products recommend giving the oil a chance. The oil is a real favorite of celebrities. Lady Gaga uses it every day.
Do what you usually do when washing your face, but when you are done, you absolutely must massage some almond oil onto the skin and go to sleep, according to the pop star.
‘When you wake up call me and tell how amazing your skin looks,’ she has said to the beauty blogger, Coral Richard.
The mild almond oil is the basis of many beauty products. But even as a clean product it is popular, perhaps above all for its many uses. The oil is used, among other things, as a softener to the skin, to wash the make-up, like massage oil and as a plasticizer for nails and lips. Lifeless hair? Try some drops of almond oil in the peaks. Almond oil can withstand froth and make your hair shiny and fresh almost immediately. It is also popular to use the oil as a hair-wrapping in air-dried hair. But keep in mind protecting the pillow and clothing against the fatty oil. You can do is easiest with a towel.
Almond oil is excellent as a natural skin oil thanks to its softening and care properties. Dry and flaky skin, after a treatment with almond oil, can regain its normal moisture balance and get healthy again.
Sunburned and irritated skin can be treated with almond oil to reduce redness and help the skin to strengthen its natural protection against the sun and the climate. Aging skin can be smoother and fuller using regular treatments with almond oil. What makes almond oil so good for the skin is that it contains plenty of nutrition that makes the skin healthy and strong. To massage only the skin has great benefits because blood circulation increases in the massaged areas and toxins and toxins disappear.
Treating the skin with almond oil, however, has a much greater effect due to the fact that the oil contains several important unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Almond oil contains, for example, the essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6 that strengthen the skin cells and help to moisturize the skin. The oil also contains vitamin D, which prevents infections and inflammations in the skin, and help repair damaged skin. The natural vitamin E antioxidant that is found in large amounts in almond oil also protects heat and climate conditions.
Body scrub with almond oil
Tip: Almond oil is especially useful for children and others with sensitive skin. This is a recipe for a caring body scrub with almond oil, which you can do with some other simple ingredients from the kitchen. This mixture removes dead skin cells and makes the skin softer in just a few minutes. The body scrub can also be used on the lips to cure dry and ugly lips. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and use within a day and the scrub will keep fresh and fragrant.
- 0.5 dl almond oil
- 0.5 dl olive oil
- 2 dl sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Almond oil can be used as it is to make the skin on the face or other parts of the body softer and more beautiful. Just massage a small amount of oil into the skin after you shower and let the oil sink into the skin for 20-30 minutes. After that you can apply other skin products or makeup as usual.
Almond oil for scalp care
Almond oil is an effective oil against dry scalp. Almond oil is not only a useful skin oil, it can also be used in the hair. If you have dry and frosty hair, you can use the oil to moisturize the hair to make it easier to handle. A quick treatment with almond oil makes the hair shine and fuller. In the long term, regular use of the oil also makes the scalp healthier and prevents hair loss.
If you often flatter, twist, style and color your hair, it is inevitable that your hair gets tired and gets dry and boring. If you use almond oil, you can avoid such problems and get a hair that retains its shine and its luster. If you want a more beautiful hair without using conventional products that contain a lot of unnecessary chemicals, almond oil is a perfect product for you. Almond oil nourishes the hair in a completely nasty way without alcohol or any other substances that may damage the hair.
The oil should be used on washed hair that can either be dry or damp. Massage a few drops of oil into the hair from the hairs to the scalp. Let the oil sink into the hair for about half an hour, then you can straighten your hair with a pliers or the like.
Many nails and hands are probably the most vulnerable parts of our bodies.
The hands are exposed to all kinds of weather, wind, cold, heat, dirt, detergents and other stressful things. If you do not care about your nails, they are dried and worn, which is not very beautiful.
Almond oil is a moisturizing oil full of nourishment that can be applied to the nail bands and nails. The oil makes the nails stronger, longer and more beautiful. The nail straps regain their natural moisture balance and do not crack as easily. In this article you can read more about how almond oil works and how to use it on your nails.
How to use almond oil on nails
Almond oil can easily be applied to the nails and nails with your fingers. Take a few drops of almond oil into one palm and heat the oil by rubbing your hands against each other. This makes the oil sink faster into the skin. Then gently lubricate the nails and nails with the oil.
When the almond oil has fallen in for half an hour or more, you can wash the excess oil with a warm towel and water. This treatment can be advantageously done while treating your hands with almond oil. Just like the oil moisturizes the nail bed, it can give moisture and shine to the skin.
Almond oil is made of sweet almonds peeled and blanched before being pressed on oil. Therefore, almond oil contains all the nutrition found in the almonds. The oil contains, among other things, large amounts of the essential fatty acid linolenic acid, more known as omega-3.
Omega-3 is a type of fat that the skin and nails need to maintain its natural moisture balance and protect the skin from external stresses such as heat and cold. In addition, the cats in the oil give the nails a fresh shine. Almond oil also contains vitamin D and vitamin E that are important vitamins for the skin and hair.
How to prepare almond oil: DYI recipe
As you have no doubt grasped from everything said above, almond oil is a product that can have significant benefits for the skin. In fact, if applied regularly it acts on dry skin giving it softness and shine. On the market there are many brands that offer their own almond oils, in different sizes and prices. If you want to save a little something by making it yourself at home, getting a product that is certainly more natural and without additives, in the following steps are reported the ingredients and the tools, as well as the instructions to prepare an excellent almond oil at home.
- 50 grams of almonds
- 50 grams of extra virgin olive oil
- Mortar and pestle
- Sheets of newspaper
- Before starting the preparation, the work surface must be chosen. This should be chosen near an electrical outlet to allow the use of the necessary appliances. If you cannot get the floor near an outlet, get an extension cord. Cover the surface of the top well using cellophane or old newspaper sheets. In this way you will avoid dirtying the shelf, but in any case be very careful as olive oil does not go away easily from certain surfaces. Place everything you need on the work surface.
- The first thing to do is to chop the almonds using the mortar and pestle. Chop the almonds for a few minutes until pieces are about half a square centimeter. Calculate the time it will take to chop the almonds also depending on the amount of almonds you are using (in case you increase or decrease the doses).
- Once you have finished chopping the almonds, transfer them from the mortar into a bowl. Add the olive oil trying to mix the mixture as much as possible. Transfer the mixture into the blender and blend for about half a minute.
- Pour the mixture into the bowl that you will cover with a plate or with food foil. Let the mixture rest for at least twelve hours. In this way the almonds will release their essence in the oil.
- After twelve hours, filter the mixture with a colander, separating the oil from the almonds. At this point you can pour the oil into practical flasks and use it for your skin. Usually, after about two or three weeks, the oil begins and gives off a bad smell. Choose the amount of oil to be prepared in order to waste as little as possible. We have reached the end of this fifth and last step.
Almond oil in the kitchen
Almonds are an excellent source of oil: 50% of the mass of each almond is made of oily substances, therefore, with the cold pressing, there is an excellent yield in terms of almond oil production. We know that almond oil is highly appreciated in cosmetics: it is strongly moisturizing, has an emollient, lubricating, soothing action and is rich in antioxidants useful for the skin. Not only topical, the same antioxidant substances can be valuable for our body when almond oil is food grade and is used in cooking, in the field of daily diet.
Almond oil is rich in monounsaturated oleic acid (in a percentage of 32%, it is part of the omega 9 fatty acid class), linoleic acid (for a percentage of 13%, it is part of the omega-6 type polyunsaturated fatty acid class), and only 5% of saturated fatty acids. It does not contain omega-3 fatty acids like linolenic acid.
Sweet almond oil is rich in tocopherol, a vitamin nutrient better known as Vitamin E. Vitamin E is a very powerful antioxidant and almond oil is very rich: 100 ml of product cover 261% of the daily requirement of vitamin E.
There are many uses in the kitchen of sweet almond oil. It can be used to dress salad or fry, just like any other vegetable oil. To dress the salad, you can prepare a delicate vinegrette by adding 2 tablespoons of sweet almond oil to 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, a pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper. Combined with red vinegar, it is indicated to enhance the flavor of meats. Its delicate flavor makes it also indicated to replace the butter in certain desserts.
Golden Milk, a healing almond oil drink
Ingredients for 4 people
- Turmeric 1 cup
- Milk 4 cups
- Almond oil 1 Teaspoon
- Honey to taste
Golden Milk is a drink with extraordinary benefits. It owes its name to the golden color that the milk takes when it is added turmeric, almond oil and honey. Turmeric is a bright yellow spice with an aroma similar to ginger but more bitter and spicy. This impalpable powder, obtained from a lumpy root, is used both as a food coloring and as a main ingredient of the curry. The unique flavor and versatility are not the only characteristics that make turmeric a valuable ingredient. Also known as the saffron of the Indies or yellow ginger, it has been used since ancient times in oriental cuisine for its many curative properties, it is precisely its presence that guarantees the Golden Milk extraordinary benefits for the body.
First of all, the benefits for the joints and the vertebral column should be mentioned: turmeric, in fact, makes the joints more flexible, helps eliminate calcium deposits that often settle in them. Recent findings attest to the anti-tumor properties, would be able to reduce inflammation and help remove toxins from the body. There is no lack of antioxidant properties, it transforms free radicals into harmless substances for our body, has a healing power and manages to balance the stomach and intestine.
- In a saucepan, boil the water with turmeric until it becomes slightly thicker.
- Pour the milk into a bowl, add 1 teaspoon of the turmeric mixture and the sweet almond oil. Stir, heat and add honey.